Yoshitoshi: Hell Beings and Little Boy

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Hell Beings and Little Boy
Series: Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan (Kôkoku nijûshikô)
Date: 1887

Zen-no-jo, a filial child from Shinano Province. Emma, the King of Hell and his minions lean over the young boy and show in a magical mirror his father’s crimes in a former life. They seem to be engaging with the boy in a caring, almost protective way as they demonstrate the effects of karma, cause and effect. First edition.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Tsuda Genshichi
Literature: Keyes 438.24.
Seal: Taiso
Signature: Taiso Yoshitoshi hitsu